CHICAGO (CBS) — The Museum of Science and Industry has opened a new exhibit offering a rare glimpse inside the secretive government agency behind technological breakthroughs that helped give us the internet and GPS technology.
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“DARPA stands for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,” said DARPA deputy director Dr. Steven Walker.
President Dwight Eisenhower launched DARPA in 1958, in response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik, the first man-made satellite to orbit Earth.
“One of the best ways to prevent technological surprise is to create technological surprise, and so that’s a lot of what you see here,” Walker said.